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Success for Leeds following this year’s Conference & Hospitality Show Awards

ConferenceLeeds is celebrating being highly commended in the UK’s Best Convention Bureau category, following the recent Conference & Hospitality Show (CHS) Awards. The ConferenceLeeds team were shortlisted alongside the winning organisation – MeetBristol – in the new awards category which aimed to recognise the bureaux across the UK who demonstrate a high level of innovation, positive ROI and strong customer service practices, alongside their ability to build strong and positive relationships with partners across the city.

The awards also helped to demonstrate the strength of the city’s venues, and the stature of Leeds when it comes to conferencing and hospitality. Leeds is recognised as the 4th most popular conferencing destination in the UK, according to this year’s British Meetings and Event Industry Survey, and comfortably competes with larger cities across the UK with it’s vast venue portfolio and outstanding delegate experiences. Returning to the city this year at a new venue, the Royal Armouries, Leeds once again had a chance to showcase its conference and events offering across the city during the awards.

ConferenceLeeds shines a spotlight on the winners in the city:

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Well Met, the conferencing team at Leeds Beckett University, walked away with a high commendation for their sustainable practices during conferences and events hosted at the University.

Priding themselves as the leading events organisers in the North of England, Dine won the award for being the best catering provider. Working with a host of suppliers from marquee hire to florists and specialising in corporate events, weddings and private party catering, Dine work hard to make each event a unique experience.

Horizons award was for the best onsite technology offering, and it’s clear to see why they were the winners. The Horizon team have recently invested to adapt the conference centre layout and in innovative technologies, with the new facilities able to enhance delegate experiences and improve the offering within the conference and events sector.

The city’s venue portfolio has seen valuable investments, enhancing the city’s appeal as a business destination and, in further years to come, will expect to see this grow further. The awards won at this year’s Conference & Hospitality Show highlight Leeds as an innovative city that is constantly growing and developing to meet demands.